This waterfront estate bestows a commanding presence in Harbor Acres, the #1 most sought-after neighborhood in Sarasota and consists of 2 distinct lots, 2 boat docks with the capacity to harbor 75+ft. yachts and surprising views of the open Bay, the Ringling Causeway and the downtown skyline. The impressive list of amenities and features are endless within this personal resort on just under 2 park-like acres with 249’ of waterfront. Gated for the ultimate privacy, the meandering pavered drive leads to a magnificent 12,000 +/- sq. ft. home of inspired traditional architecture. Exquisite details are appreciated in every direction, including the completely new Hazeltine Nurseries installation of landscaping featuring an assortment of trees and perennials and an oversized basketball and tennis court combination. Mahogany doors open to the grand foyer flanked by a formal dining room and executive office before presenting an inviting formal living room beyond a stunning staircase. Your eye is drawn up to the ornate ceilings and out through vast windows that display remarkable water vistas as you transition through the home. The extensive floorplan flows efficiently from space to space with effortless connection to the outdoors, including the pocketing glass sliders that open the family room completely to the lanai and turfed saltwater pool with rock waterfall. Special features include a gentleman’s parlor; kid’s game room; private guest wing occupying three suites with full baths and a convenient study featuring dual built-in desks; an in-law suite with kitchenette and living room, wine bar, patio, and full en-suite bedroom; a private theater with leather reclining chairs and bar; a customizable wine room; an outdoor kitchen with bar, grill, and fireplace with cone hood. The owner’s wing boasts a junior master suite with Juliette balcony overlooking the foyer, a yoga studio and a spacious owner’s retreat featuring a wall of windows and access to the terrace for enjoying the water and downtown views. Additional features include an en-suite spa bath equipped with a jetted jacuzzi, dual-head walk-in shower, a dressing room, walk-in custom closets and a personal media room with recliners and double-sided fireplace connected to the bath. The enviable kitchen anchors the home with custom cabinetry, thick granite countertops, Dacor, Bosch and Scottsman appliances, breakfast bar and adjacent catering kitchen with its own refrigerator, stove, desk, and prep areas. There is an elevator that carries you to all three levels; laundry rooms on the first and second floors with dog bath stations; access to the crow’s nest; complete Crestron smart house and surround sound inside and out; and an abundance of versatile spaces on the ground level that is equipped for a man cave, gym, massage room, wine cellar, and storage – all with access to the 8-plus-car garage. Soak in the experience of living in this park only minutes to the cultural attractions, restaurants, shopping and incredible beaches that Sarasota has to offer.
Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.
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